General Charles Bolden may be retired from NASA, but he still knows what the agency is doing to advance the nation’s space exploration.
Giving what he called informal “remarks. I don’t have a speech,” as the keynote speaker at the South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo in Columbia on Tuesday, Bolden discussed several NASA projects and their potential impact.
The former Marine and astronaut mentioned that during its 18 years in space, the International Space Station always has had crew members from at least two countries: the United States and Russia.
“Even though we can’t get along down here we do incredibly well in space,” he said. “There is a lesson in that. There is a very good lesson in that.”
Bolden used the remarks to educate, as he took questions throughout the session from aerospace executives and area high school students alike. Bolden likes to inspire kids with the story of his rise from C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia to the Marine Corps to several trips to space to eventually being the head of NASA. [Read more…]